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Papa Joe's

1561 Akron Peninsula Rd, Akron, OH 44313-5159
+1 330-923-7999
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“lasagna” (21 reviews)
“salad” (24 reviews)
“spaghettini” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1561 Akron Peninsula Rd, Akron, OH 44313-5159
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Reviewed 29 March 2016

One of Akron's great eateries. Having eaten there multiple times over 30 years, I have never had a meal that wasn't excellent whether a sandwich or a seafood dinner or lasagna! Love the white French salad dressing.

Thank f0cus0nsmiles
Reviewed 29 March 2016

We recently held our son's rehearsal dinner at Papa Joe's. Everyone loved it! The pasta, meatballs&sausage, and chicken francaise were excellent. The food was served as soon as the wedding party arrived and came out hot and perfectly prepared. The bread and cookies were amazing...More

Thank ZGumbo
Reviewed 25 March 2016

This venue hosted a wedding rehearsal dinner and the food we had was excellent. The meal was held in a special room off of the main room. Even though the wedding party was 30 minutes late, the meal was served promptly and on time. The...More

Thank mjgwest
Reviewed 20 March 2016

I stop by here a few times a week for take out. The most recent visit we had pot roast of beef with carrots and potatoes. We also got a large salad, a side of their egg plant (the best) and some roasted veggies. They...More

Thank RedLester
Reviewed 1 March 2016

My stomach turns when a chain restaurant is suggested by friends. I love and look forward to supporting ma & pa shops. I have a level of quality expectation that comes with local restaurants. I was let down. I didn't mind the sauerkraut balls. (but...More

Thank Tellis33
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

Parking lot was absolutely packed. Very land locked location in the valley. Staff was very courteous, good wine list and many options on the menu if you prefer to pass on pasta and red sauce type menu selections. I decided to be healthy and went...More

Thank Jayce2016
Reviewed 22 February 2016

My family and I truly enjoyed our dining experience at Papa Joe's and it was our first time. Our daughter and her friend ordered the homemade pasta sauce & penne noodles where as my husband I both ordered the Salmon. DELICIOUS and perfectly cooked our...More

Thank Bunny P
Reviewed 1 February 2016

Papa Joe's has been around for years while other places come and go. There is a good reason for the longevity. No fads, no gimmicks, just a good menu selection, good service and fair pricing. One tip, take advantage of the wine shop just beyond...More

Thank Dpietrowicz
Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

PJ's needs updating! Old atmosphere, old menu, old style service, even old sauce. With such a high rating, I would think that it was transformed from 25 years ago, but no luck. People here are do starved for good food that this is "settled" for....More

Thank Mvillanova
Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

We had a private wine dinner in the wine room On Saturday night. They have a large temperature Controlled room under glass with an unreal selection All at Ohio retail. The food and service was perfect

Thank lisa499
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Carla P
3 February 2015|
Response from Adam1128 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure .... You know it is February now.... Papa Joe's has a classic Italian menu. Enjoy it any month of the year....
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1561 Akron Peninsula Rd, Akron, OH 44313-5159
    (Portage Trail)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Akron
  • Phone Number: +1 330-923-7999
  • E-mail
The Iacomini family has been in the restaurant business since 1932 in beautiful Akron, Ohio. We are celebrating our 30th anniversary in the Merriman Valley with the 4th Iacomini generation. Our family at Papa Joe's Iacomini's invites both you and your family to a traditional Italian dining experience. We are known for our diverse menu fueled by the freshest seafood, center cut USDA choice steaks and chops as well as our authentic Italian cuisine. We pride ourselves on consistency in our day to day operations in order to provide you with the excellence in dining that you deserve. It is through this consistency dating back to 1932 that is the reason we have been proud enough to serve the greater Akron area for over 80 years! We are close to Weathervane Playhouse, Stan Hywett Hall and Garden, and Blossom Music Center We look forward to providing you and your family the delicious and memorable experience that cultivates from the traditions of the Iacomini family.
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